[caption id="attachment_686022" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Dhruv-Shorey.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-686022" alt="Dhruv Shorey IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Dhruv-Shorey.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Dhruv Shorey IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Delhi's unbeaten run in the Vijay Hazare Trophy was today brought to a halt by Kerala, who produced a team effort to eke out a stunning two-wicket win in a weather-hit Group B match here. <p></p> <p></p>Coming into the match with four wins from as many outings, fancied Delhi were shocked by Kerala in the game reduced to 42-over-a-side contest due to wet outfield. <p></p> <p></p>The loss, however, will hardly have any affect on Delhi's knockout chances as they are sitting pretty at the top with 16 points from five games. <p></p> <p></p>Delhi are all but through, making it a four-way fight between Maharashtra (10 points), Kerala (10), Himachal Pradesh (10) and Uttar Pradesh (8) points for the second spot. <p></p> <p></p>Sent into bat, Delhi were shot out for a mediocre 177 in 39.3 overs with Dhruv Shorey top-scoring with a 90-ball 71, which included five boundaries and a six. <p></p> <p></p>Barring Shorey, Delhi batsmen struggled against the moving ball in overcast conditions. <p></p> <p></p>Milind Kumar (25) and skipper Pradeep Sangwan (25) were the next best scorers. <p></p> <p></p>Medium pacer M D Niheesh picked up four wickets for Kerala, giving away 41 runs, while Fazil Fanoos (2/27) accounted for two. <p></p> <p></p>In reply, Kerala overwhelmed the target in 35.4 overs with captain Sachin Baby top-scoring with a fine 52 off 57 balls, which included seven boundaries. <p></p> <p></p>Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson (29), Jalaj Saxena (26), Vishnu Vinod (21) and Mohammed Azharuddeen (21) also made useful contributions with the bat. <p></p> <p></p>Navdeep Saini (4/39) starred for Delhi with the ball and got good support from Kulwant Khejroliya (3/27). <p></p> <p></p>In another Group B match at Nadaun, Bengal defeated Tripura by 109 runs to taste their first win of the tournament in another curtailed affair. <p></p> <p></p>Asked to bat, Bengal scored a huge 249 all out after the match was reduced to 33-over-a-side game because of wet outfield and then shot out Tripura for 140 in 29 overs. <p></p> <p></p>The other Group B match of the day between Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra in Bilaspur was abandoned without a ball being bowled owing to wet outfield. <p></p> <p></p>Brief Scores of Group A matches: <p></p> <p></p>At Dharamsala: Delhi 177 all out in 39.3 overs (Dhruv Shorey 71; M D Nidheesh 4/41) lost to Kerala 178 for 8 in 35.4 overs (Sachin Baby 52; Navdeep Saini 4/39) by 2 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>At Nadaun: Bengal 249 all out in 33 overs (Vivek Singh 84, Abhishek Raman 76; Abhijit Chakraborty 7/40) beat Tripura 140 all out in 29 overs (Joydeep Banik 51; Alok Pratap Singh 4/36) by 109 runs. <p></p> <p></p>At Bilaspur: Match between Himalchal Pradesh and Maharashtra abandoned due to wet outfield.